EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB)

Drinking Water Research Strategy and Multi-Year Plan

EPA Designated Federal Officer (DFO):Suhair Shallal
202-564-2057
shallal.suhair@epa.gov
Responsible Committee/Panel:Drinking Water Committee

BACKGROUND.

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The EPA's Office of Water requested SAB review of a draft Drinking Water Research Strategy and Multi-Year Plan The Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 direct EPA to conduct research to strengthen the scientific foundation for standards that limit public exposure to drinking water contaminants. EPA is also directed to conduct studies to identify and characterize population groups, such as children, that may be at greater risk from exposure to contaminants in drinking water than is the general population.